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The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
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May 10, 2010

bookshelves: books-i-just-could-not-finish

I give this book zero stars. I guess I will never know whether any of the author's other books are worth reading; I just don't feel like I can take the chance. The dialogue in this book was SO bad, so painful to read, the contrived and exaggerated 'ghetto slang' that is clearly a white person's idea of how black people speak is just nauseating. They say you should write about what you know; I will add to this concept: if you must add some things to your writing that include areas that you don't know about, do some RESEARCH. Whew! I feel better. I have been wanting to get that off my chest for a while.

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